Shootings

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released this week shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him.

The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident was made public by lawyers for the man’s family and marked the latest in a series of police shootings captured on video over the last few years that has generated debate about whether officers are too quick to use lethal force.

The case also highlights the struggles of law enforcement agencies in dealing with mentally ill people. Several agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, have been developing...

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